Twin test: Skoda Citigo-e iV SE L vs Volkswagen e-up!

The Skoda Citigo is now electric-only – but does it have what it takes to topple the VW e-up! in the battle for small electric-car supremacy?

Volkswagen e-up! vs Skoda Citigo-e

The VW Group’s trio of dinky city cars launched in 2011. Headlined by the competent Volkswagen up!, rivals also faced competition from the petrol-powered Skoda Citigo and SEAT Mii.

However, for 2020, it’s all change: while Volkswagen continues to offer its smallest model with either petrol or electric power, the Skoda and SEAT are now only available with a battery under the bonnet.

But when it comes to budget electric cars, which is best? We’ve brought together the updated e-up! and the all-new Citigo-e iV to answer that very question – and help you decide which small electric car is right for you.

Skoda Citigo-e iV SE L

Skoda Citigo-e iV

Pros

  • Value for money
  • Peppy electric motor
  • Different spec choices

Cons

  • No parking camera
  • Limited connectivity options
  • Poor range at motorway speed

Volkswagen e-up!

Volkswagen e-up!

Pros

  • Fast charging as standard
  • Zippy performance
  • Brand cache

Cons

  • No touchscreen infotainment
  • Only one spec to choose from
  • Higher price than Skoda

These are two of the most affordable electric cars money can buy. In many ways , here’s little to split them, but when push comes to shove, which should take your hard-earned cash? Read on for our definitive verdict.